Zoe's Tale: An Old Man's War Novel

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Tom Doherty Associates, Dec 21, 2012 - Fiction - 336 pages
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How do you tell your part in the biggest tale in history?

I ask because it's what I have to do. I'm Zoe Boutin Perry: A colonist stranded on a deadly pioneer world. Holy icon to a race of aliens. A player (and a pawn) in a interstellar chess match to save humanity, or to see it fall. Witness to history. Friend. Daughter. Human. Seventeen years old.

Everyone on Earth knows the tale I am part of. But you don't know my tale: How I did what I did — how I did what I had to do — not just to stay alive but to keep you alive, too. All of you. I'm going to tell it to you now, the only way I know how: not straight but true, the whole thing, to try make you feel what I felt: the joy and terror and uncertainty, panic and wonder, despair and hope. Everything that happened, bringing us to Earth, and Earth out of its captivity. All through my eyes.

It's a story you know. But you don't know it all.

Old Man's War Series
#1 Old Man’s War
#2 The Ghost Brigades
#3 The Last Colony
#4 Zoe’s Tale
#5 The Human Division
#6 The End of All Things
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User Review  - mamzel - LibraryThing

Part of the Old Man's War series, this book is written from the viewpoint of Zoe, whose family is joining an expedition to colonize an uninhabited planet. She soon meets Gretchen, an equally ... Read full review

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User Review  - DLMorrese - LibraryThing

This is essentially the same story as told in ‘The Last Colony’ but from a different point of view. So why would I give it five stars? Simply because it is done so well. It caught my interest, made me ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
21
Section 3
32
Section 4
40
Section 5
48
Section 6
56
Section 7
63
Section 8
71
Section 15
168
Section 16
194
Section 17
207
Section 18
220
Section 19
246
Section 20
259
Section 21
283
Section 22
301

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
105
Section 12
114
Section 13
131
Section 14
150
Section 23
329
Section 24
341
Section 25
365
Section 26
393
Section 27
401
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About the author (2012)

John Scalzi won the 2006 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and his debut novel Old Man's War was a finalist for science fiction's Hugo Award. His other books include The Ghost Brigades, The Android's Dream and The Last Colony. He has won the Hugo Award, the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for science-fiction, the Seiun, The Kurd Lasswitz and the Geffen awards. His weblog, Whatever, is one of the most widely-read web sites in modern SF. Born and raised in California, Scalzi studied at the University of Chicago. He lives in southern Ohio with his wife and daughter.

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